Controls Systems Group Leader

Website BrookhavenLab National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II)

Job ID 1345

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Organizational Overview

The National Synchrotron Light Source – II (NSLS-II) at Brookhaven National Laboratory has successfully commenced operations and is now searching for an experienced group leader in Controls Engineering for its Common Controls Systems Group. This group is newly established, and the group leader will be in a position to develop and mold the group to best suit the needs of the facility.

Position Description

The successful candidate will provide engineering and software support for all aspects of the operation and extension of NSLS-II controls systems, including beam lines, experimental end stations, and accelerator systems. This position requires leadership of a technical team providing software and hardware solutions for motion control, PLC programming, detector integration, FPGA and integration of scientific and operational variables into real time databases. The emphasis of the group is on creating common solutions to be used by the facility across a wide variety of experimental and operations applications. The group leader will be required to work closely with other technical leads as well as a diverse group of scientific and engineering staff. The successful candidate will also be responsible for specifying the engineering standards to which the controls systems are to be maintained, and managing software version controls.

Position Requirements

Required Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

BS degree in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or related discipline.
Minimum of eight (8) years of relevant experience.
Experience with scientific data acquisition or computing.
Knowledge of industrial control instrumentation and motion control technologies.
Technical group leadership experience.
Software development in a Linux or similar environment.
An understanding of software systems engineering principles.

Demonstrated ability to deliver complex projects and work with diverse technical team members.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

A Masters or PhD in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or related discipline.
Demonstrated knowledge of Experimental Physics Instrument Control System (EPICS) applications.
A knowledge of Industrial Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems.
Knowledge of real time operating systems.
Experiences in User interface design.
Experience and a knowledge of Delta Tau motor controllers.
PLC programming experience.
Experience in data acquisition in both high speed and high volume environments.
Demonstrated knowledge of Python programming.
Knowledge of C/C++/Java/Eclipse programming.

The selected candidate will be placed at the appropriate grade level dependent upon depth and breadth of relevant knowledge and skills he or she brings to the position, as well as the amount of relevant experience.

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